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People who have one autoimmune condition are at greater risk of developing another autoimmune disease. Genetic studies have shown that the same genetic changes that increase the risk of type 1 diabetes also increase the risk of other autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), coeliac disease, psoriasis and autoimmune thyroid disease.
People who have family members with autoimmune conditions may be at greater risk of developing any autoimmune disease than someone with no family history of autoimmune conditions.
We believe that understanding more about the root causes of autoimmune conditions, and how they are linked, will help accelerate us towardsus find better treatments and cures for type 1 diabetes. This is why, together with the MS Society, Versus Arthritis, and the British Society for Immunology, we established the Connect Immune Research Partnership in 2018.
Find out more about the Connect Immune Research Partnership.
Find out how we’re funding research to make type 1 complications a thing of the past.
Learn how to manage your blood glucose levels, count carbs and deal with hypos and hypers.
Find out who can help when you have questions about type 1 diabetes complications.
Learn to spot the signs of retinopathy, how to reduce your risk, where to go for support and what the treatments are.
Good dental care and support is important if you have type 1 diabetes. Because of the extra glucose in your blood, you’re more at risk of gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss.
When blood glucose levels are high for a long time, it can damage the blood vessels and nerves. This can lead to a loss of blood supply to the legs and feet. It can also cause problems with your heart.
People with type 1 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing kidney problems, called nephropathy. Learn about the signs, how to reduce your risk and what the treatments are.
Living with type 1 diabetes can increase your risk of developing foot problems. Having type 1 reduces the blood supply to your feet and can cause a loss of feeling.
Nerves carry signals between your brain and other parts of your body. Over a long period of time, high blood glucose levels can cause damage to your nerves.